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 Charles Cummings Collingwood

Charles Cummings Collingwood

Three Rivers, St. Joseph County, Michigan, USA
Death 3 Oct 1985 (aged 64)
New York, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 14846999 · View Source
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Charles Cummings Collingwood was a pioneering CBS television newscaster.He was born in Three Rivers, Michigan.

Collingwood graduated from Deep Springs College and Cornell University and in 1939 recieved a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University. Collingwood was a protege of Edward R.Murrow during the Second WWII and quickly became known as an unusually urbane and spontaneously eloquent on-air journalist. He was part of a group of distinguished early television journalists that included Walter Cronkite,Eric Sevareid,and Murrow himself.

Charles went on to become chief correspondent of CBS and host of its "Eyewitness to History" series. He was a leading figure in CBS'S expansion to include international coverage. He reported from the Normandy invasion(at Omaha Beach),Vietnam,the White House,and numeruos other sites.

Charles retired in 1982.

Charles died in New York,NY

I have known for years that Charles was related to our family.
My uncle is Wilbur Collingwood,also listed at FAG,I wish, I could find someone who may have a picture of him(Charles)that will be kind enough to post it here. One thats shows all his facial features, it sure would be greatly appreiciated.

I wish to thank 'With Love Colette' for sponsoring Charles Memorial.
Colette it was very kind of you to do .

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